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Chronicle History

Publisher's note: Helen Hollyer, publisher from 2004-11, first wrote this historical piece. It's reprinted here, abridged for space, and updated through today, in celebration of the paper's 110th...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    September 26, 2019

From barrels of trash, to barrels of laughs

"I felt I wasn't putting enough into my creative life, and I've been trying to give myself more grace with that. Not to put the pressure of time on myself; things get done eventually. If you put press...

 

Breakfast, blood drive with VFW buddies

CRESWELL – Local vets partook in an All-American pancake breakfast to celebrate receiving the VFW All American award again for 2018-19. Additionally, the Bloodworks Northwest bus was parked in...

 

One 2 Watch

CRESWELL - Savvy and slippery, senior quarterback Dallton Dewey – an all-league returner in three sports – reliably makes plays for the Bulldogs on offense and alters them on defense. A team...

 

Thanks for positive press

Dear Editor, The last few weeks have been exciting for Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel. Many doors have opened that tell us we are on the right path of permanently bringing a carousel to South...

 

'Prost!'

COTTAGE GROVE - Oktoberfest for the Brewstation is the equivalent of Christmas. Owner Dale Smith said the venue transforms with blue and white flags and fall-adjacent products like squash and pumpkin...

 

Mediati family remembers Gio on birthday, offers thanks for the support

Dear Editor, It has been a little over three months since we lost our Gio. He would have been 16 years old last week, Sept.19. We never officially said "thank you" to all those who helped us. Thank you to the first responders. Thank you to those who...

 

Mustang win was a ball for all

Dear Editor, Thanks to Creswell Bi-Mart allowing Coast Fork Kiwanis Club to sell raffle tickets outside of their store. The club has raised over $25,000 locally in the last five years. On average...

 

Fifty first names only …

With the start of school and the fall sports seasons, I met Brandon and – finally – Sandi at the first home football game of the season. I met Gary, too, who was terrific on the PA system. The...

 

Talk of war with Iran 'insane'

Dear Editor, In the melee of news coverage of the drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, the point was made that the Trump base in the Midwest would support a consequent war on Iran. The assumption is mind-blowing until one realizes that a...

 

Dr. Patrick 'Rick' Joseph Stuber

Dr. Patrick 'Rick' Joseph Stuber checked into the 19th hole on Sept. 13, 2019. He was born a Thoeny, Montana boy in Glasgow, Montana on June 6, 1947 to Joseph Albert and Patricia Ann (Langteau)...

 

Accident rash hits Creswell

EXCERPT FROM OCT. 2, 1969 – Three men escaped serious injury in separate accidents in the Creswell area between Saturday night and noon Tuesday. Two of the mishaps involved trucks and the third a...

 

@ THE LIBRARY

SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Public Library is now offering several promotional items for sale at their front desk, in addition to other items provided by Friends of the Springfield Public Library...

 

Early fall rain fires up salmon fishing

It is late September and at the top of the report is the good salmon fishing that has continued along the coast – in the bays, estuaries and now in many coastal rivers including the Siuslaw River....

 

McQuaid's music has 'shades of multiple meanings'

It was quite the happy accident that internationally acclaimed musician Sarah McQuaid chose Sept. 20 – the worldwide day of protest against climate change – to make her first appearance in Cottage...

 

$8K WON'T CUT IT

SPRINGFIELD – Residents at the Patrician Mobile Home Park feel like their ground is being pulled out from under them – literally, and Springfield City Council got an earful from park residents about it at the Sept. 16 meeting. A request came to c...

 

Experts: These days, cougars commonly seen in wild like deer, elk

SPRINGFIELD – The Dorris Ranch cougar sighting in the late morning on Sept. 17 caused a bit of a clamor to locals in the area, but overall, experts say their presence has become all too common. “We’ve constantly gotten reports of (cougar...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    September 26, 2019

'the ways of the mountain men'

SPRINGFIELD - Tucked away in southern Springfield, Scouts from as far away as Brookings, Corvallis and Lincoln City gathered for the 27th annual Fall Rendezvous, an event hosted by the Oregon Trail...

 

Willamalane's 75th Anniversary Community Celebration

SPRINGFIELD - A giant Ferris wheel, axe-throwing and the unveiling of a new, interactive mural is set to shake up Willamalane Park on Sunday, Sept. 29, from noon to 6 p.m. as part of the recreation...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    September 26, 2019

Coast Fork Farm Stand: 10 years of offering 'a little bit of a lot of things'

COTTAGE GROVE - A lot has happened over the past 10 years for Coast Fork Farm Stand. For four years, owner Scott Burgwin, 67, of Cottage Grove sold fresh produce in tents. It would take up to two...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    September 26, 2019

Recent accident stirs heeded warning: Drive safe on treacherous Territorial

Around 7 p.m. last night our dogs began barking and whining to get outside. They’ll do the same when they know it’s time to race the school bus or garbage truck up the hill (inside our...

 

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